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6. Thomas Whaley NY Teacher of the Year & NPR Top 50 Teachers

Tom Whaley NPR NY TOY

Thomas Whaley teaches second-grade on Long Island.  Thomas has been named as both a NY Teacher of the Year and one of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers.  In addition, Thomas has also written Leaving Montana, a novel that has won very impressive awards as a first time effort.

 

 

Show Notes

 

AMAZON: Leaving Montana, by Thomas Whaley

 

NPR AUDIO: NPR broadcast featuring Thomas Whaley

 

Website: Thomas Whaley

 

Email: booksinspireme@optimum.net

 

Twitter: Thomas Whaley

 

Internet Resource Website: Super Teachers Worksheets

 

Recommended Book:  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

 

Educational Quote:  “The Secret in Education Lies in Respecting the Student.”  Anonymous

 

Final Period Before the Final Bell:

 

Morning Person or Night Owl:

• Morning Person

 

Mac or PC:

• Mac

 

Favorite Childhood Book:

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

 

First Paying Job:

• Dishwasher at Pine Hills Country Club

 

Favorite TV Show: 

• Ellen

 

Last Music Download or song playing in your car: 

• Downtown by Macklemore

 

One Famous Person That You Would Invite for Dinner:

• Marilyn Monroe

 

What would you do during an unexpected snow day? 

• Work on my second novel or children’s book

 

Next Item on Bucket List:

• Find literary representation to boost my career